Monday, September 8, 2008

iTrain30

Reading for Day 8

September 8

Phil. 4:10-23
Psalm 8:1-9
Prov. 2:6-15

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” There are a lot of reasons to need to remember this verse. There are times I have to do things I have never done before. There are times when I have to do things I don’t like. There are times I have to do things that are hard. There are times when I have to do things and I am tired. To think that Christ is at my side to give me strength makes a big difference.

This comes the same day that Psalm 8 reminds us of how great God is. And to think that God is mindful of man is amazing. And then in Philippians this God sends Christ and He gives us strength in all things.

A great God who is mindful of us and personally involved in giving strength for whatever comes our way. Life in relationship with God is the best.

Reading for Day 9

September 9

Eph. 1:1-14
Psalm 9:1-12
Prov. 2:16-22

Today I went up to Kansas City to speak at a Pastor's Fellowship Meeting. Joey Candillo was the host pastor. He shared his testimony of how he was in prison and walked into hear a chaplain. He described how a great guilt came over him and he began to cry. The chaplain shared the gospel and asked if anyone wanted to be forgiven. He went forward and prayed for forgiveness and he described how he got up from his knees and felt as if a weight of bricks had been lifted. He said everything changed. He smiled so much the prison authorities asked him what kind of drug he was on. After getting out of prison he went to Eastside Baptist and asked Pastor Otis Nixdorf if he could attend church there. From there he went to BBC. After college he started a church in the inner city of KC. There was a Baptist Church near them that had dwindled down to 15 members. They approached Joey about merging churches and the rest is history. We met in that church today. It is a historic turn of the century building. Amazing how God works. He is mindful of us and gives strength to those who are in Christ.